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August 4, 2020

Hi Youth Group Parents, Families, and Staff,

Just reaching out to update you all on our plans for the month of August. As many of you know, the youth group generally winds down during the Summer in order to give the youth staff a short break, and because many take vacations, etc. I have decided that we’re going to wind down for the month of August from our formal Wednesday night youth meetings due to this fact, and so that we can regroup and plan for the upcoming school year.

As you know, the next year is bound to be interesting. I am anticipating that many of the extra curriculars that students are regularly a part of will be on hiatus depending on what schools end up doing. Because of that, I really want to have a plan for trying to redeem some of that extra time the students have.

Although we won’t have any formal youth meetings in the month of August, myself and the youth staff do plan to coordinate some smaller gatherings with groups of students. I’m thinking of trying to do a few hikes, ultimate frisbee gatherings, etc. That said, please stay tuned for information about those sorts of things.

If you have any suggestions for this next year, or if you’d like to try to find a way to be more involved as a parent, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Our youth staff will be working over this next month to come up with some new ways that we can try to reach out to students and be a blessing to you as well.

I also really hope that many of our students will be attending Family Camp. Although I won’t be able to be there this year, it’s always a really sweet time for the students to be together!

Our first youth group of the Fall will be on September 2! We’ll be gearing up, and looking forward to kicking the year off to a strong start. 🙂

With you and for you in Christ,

Ryan Aufenkamp

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